The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the recall of five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour. The flour, which was distributed to ALDI stores in 11 states, was recalled following the detection of E. coli during testing by the Rhode Island Health Department. Representatives from ADM Milling (the manufacturers of the flour) did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
If you think you may have this product in your home, read on for more information on the recall.
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Recalled Product: Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour
The recalled product includes ADM Milling’s Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour in five-pound bags. The flour was packaged for ALDI stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
The five-pound flour bags have the UPC code 041498130404 and include all “best if used by dates” and lots, according to the FDA.
Why the Flour Was Recalled
The flour was recalled following the detection of E. coli in a five-pound bag of the product. The specific strain of the bacteria was linked to 17 illnesses across eight states. Following an initial recall of certain lots, ADM Milling expanded the scope of the products included (all lots and best by dates) out of an abundance of caution. The source of the bacteria is still under investigation.
How to Tell if Your Flour Was Recalled
All ADM Milling Co. Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour in five-pound bags with the UPC code 041498130404 are part of the recall.
What You Can Do
Don’t use the flour. If you have the affected product, throw it away or return it to the ALDI store where you purchased it for a refund. Customers with questions can call ADM Milling at 800-422-1688 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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